Coronavirus Vaccine Q&A

We’ve received lots of questions about the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine in Wales from older people, and we’ve provided answers to a number of key questions below. 

New information is becoming available all the time, so we’ll be updating this page regularly. 


Coronavirus Vaccine Q&A

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  • How do vaccines work?

  • What do we know about the coronavirus vaccine?

  • When will I receive my coronavirus vaccine?

  • Who will contact me about receiving my vaccination?

  • Where will I receive my vaccination?

  • Will receiving the vaccine mean that lockdown restrictions won’t apply to me?

  • How have the coronavirus vaccines been developed so quickly?

  • Are the vaccines safe?

  • Should I get a vaccine?

  • I've already had coronavirus. Do I still need to get a vaccine?

  • If I have the vaccine will I be immune for life? / Can I still catch COVID after I've been immunised?

  • How will consent for the vaccine be gained for people with reduced capacity to make decisions about their healthcare?

Further information  

Public Health Wales has created a detailed Q&A, which provides answers to a further range of questions and queries.

Information from Health Boards:

  • Aneurin Bevan (covering Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and South Powys)
  • Betsi Cadwaladr (covering Ynys Mon, Gwynedd, Denbighshire, Conwy, Flintshire and Wrexham)
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg (covering Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil & Rhondda Cynon Taf)
  • Cardiff and the Vale (covering Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan; also serves a wider population across South and Mid Wales for a range of specialties)
  • Hywel Dda (covering Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire)
  • Powys (covering Powys)
  • Swansea Bay (covering Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea)